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Convergent Design Apollo Multicamera Switcher/Recorder

Convergent Design Apollo Multicamera Switcher/Recorder
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Record/Live Switch up to four HD Signals in ProRes.
NZ $5,169.00

Key Features

  • Single File Format. One SSD.
  • Perfectly Synced Timecode
  • Quick Turnaround to Edit
The All-In-One Production Problem Solver
Apollo is a portable multichannel monitor/recorder/switcher that can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch, or a quad-split reference view. Separate ‘Preview’ and ‘Program’ outputs allow you to monitor on set while using Apollo’s touch screen for simple switching with cut or dissolves. Play back in perfect sync while toggling cameras. All of this functionality in a unit the size of a small tablet and capable of battery power for the ultimate portability.

Save Time
...and money! Record all cameras to one single card in one Apple ProRes codec, not four disparate media with four separate file types. Matching timecode means no guessing in post production - your video is ready for immediate edit or publication.

Up Your Game
Invigorate your creativity with multi-camera content. It's no longer cumbersome and expensive to produce multi-camera content. Monitor all cameras and direct with ease. By doing more with less, you're simply more productive.

Travel Light
Ditch the rolling rack! With the Apollo you can now record and output a live switch in ONE small, portable unit. Set on a desktop, use hand-held, or on-camera. There is nothing else quite like Apollo. It truly is a production studio in the palm of your hand!

Work Smart
You can provide a duplicate copy of your iso and switched program materials immediately at the end of the shoot day, send your switched program output into live streams, and avoid hours of aligning audio and video by using Apollo.

Post Made Easy
Apollo records the multiple video signals in a multitrack QuickTime format specifically designed for multiple synced video and audio signals. The ProRes Transfer Tool, available for download from the CD Website, ingests the singular, multitrack file from the SSD card, and separates each track is converted to its own Apple ProRes file, with an extension to link the different matched files together. Each extension is letter A-D to signify to input, or QSLS to signify either Quad-Slip or Live-Switch if this was chosen to also be recorded. An XML file is also created with the metadata tags for Markers and Notations.
Display 7.7" OLED, 1280x800, RGB 8-bit panel, ~ 16 million colors, wide gamut, 3400:1 contrast, 176° viewing, true blacks
SDI Video I/O HD-SDI/3G support: Single/Dual link, 2-inputs, 2-outputs, 2 Bi-Directional (can be inputs or outputs), Full-size BNCs
HDMI Video I/O HDMI I/O Version 1.4a support, up to 1080p30 422 8-bit
LUT Support LUTs for Log formats from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon Panasonic and Sony, plus up to 140 custom 3D-LUTs in .CUBE format
Focus Assist Adjustable peaking, edge detection, noise reduction, user choice of color: Red, Green, Blue, Black, White, or Yellow
Zebras Dual adjustable zebra exposure indicators, selectable colors
False Color False Color with 6 programmable levels & adjustable ranges
Monochrome Grayscale monitoring mode, view Luma or individual red, green or blue color channels
Waveform Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only
Histogram Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only
Spot Meter Luma and Red/Green/Blue values, single spot, dual spot & 8-spot modes
Vectorscope 75% & 100% saturation color targets, analog or digital trace, green or true CbCr trace color, 1-15x magnification
Pixel Zoom Image Magnification with frame drag, magnification factors of 1:1, 2:1, 4:1, 6:1, 8:1, 10:1, 12:1
Frame Adjust Anamorphic Desqueeze, 17:9 letterbox, Automatic Image Flip (defeatable) , Programmable Aspect Ratio Guides
Multi-Stream Display Display four independent 1080 or 720 HD streams simultaneously (Quad-split) with live-switch capability - 4 x SDI or 3 x SDI & 1 HDMI
Digital Audio I/O 8-channel SDI (4:2:2 video signals), 2-channel HDMI embedded audio (48KHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio I/O 3.5mm stereo headphone output, 3.5mm stereo unbalanced input up to -10db
Timecode LTC I/O (BNC), embedded SDI / HDMI, internal clock
User Interface Capacitive Touchscreen, three mechanical keys
DC Power Input 6.5 to 34vdc with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking power connector, built-in power switch
Power Draw 8 watts (monitor only), 9-19 watts (depending on record mode)
Weight and Size 560 grams / 1.3 lbs., 7.9"" x 6.1"" x 1.0"" (200 x 155 x 25 mm), -10 to +40°c (Operating), -20 to +70°c (storage)
Operating Temperature -10 to +40°c (Operating)
-20 to +70°c (Storage)
Output Downscaling Output 1080p HD via HDMI or SDI from 4K/UHD source (allows for additional on-set monitoring)
Record Triggers Touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, CANON, PANASONIC, RED, SONY), HDMI (SONY, CANON, PANASONIC), Timecode, Remote Cable (Optional Accessory), SDI embedded record trigger is passed through to SDI outputs
Recording Media (Dual SSD Slots) Qualified Samsung 2.5” SSDs in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes, 420Mb/sec write, 500Mb/sec read speed, compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Adapters. SSDs and adapters sold separately.
Recording Formats
(422 video)
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) / Apple ProRes 422 / Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
4K/UHD 10-bit YCC 422 up to 60 fps 
2K/1080p 10-bit YCC 422 up to 60 fps 
1080i 10-bit YCC 422 up to 60i 
720p 10-bit YCC 422 up to 60 fps 
Recording Formats
(444 video)
Uncompressed DPX stacks
2K/1080p 12-bit RGB 444 up to 30 fps 
2K/1080p 10-bit RGB 444 up to 60 fps 
Apple ProRes 4444 (XQ) / Apple ProRes 4444 
2K/1080p 12-bit RGB 444 up to 60 fps 
2K/1080p 10-bit RGB 444 up to 60 fps 
Recording Formats
(RAW data)
Odyssey RAW Bundle required
ARRIRRAW (ALEXA Classic), Canon Cine RAW (C300 MK2, C500), Sony FSRAW (FS5, FS7, FS700) Indiecam RAW, IO Industries RAW
** Available in the future via a free firmware update.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Apollo
  • SSD Case
  • USB SSD Reader
  • (5) SSD Handles
  • HDMI Cable
  • SDI Cable
  • AC Adpater

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